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Portsmouth DUI & DWI Attorney
Throughout New Hampshire, law enforcement officials have been expanding efforts to crack down on drunk driving offenses. Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated can have serious consequences, including loss of license, higher insurance costs, heavy fines and even jail time. With more than 30 years experience in handling driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases, Soldati Law Offices has the knowledge necessary to overcome the evidence against you, and the ability to help you attain the best possible outcome.
Committed to helping clients
Soldati Law Offices understands that good people make mistakes. Attorney Lincoln Soldati endeavors to satisfy his client’s emotional, financial and legal needs by zealously representing their interests at every turn. Soldati Law Offices understands the complexity of New Hampshire’s DUI laws, and analyzes every aspect of your case — from the initial traffic stop to blood tests — to build your defense. Lincoln Soldati knows what the prosecution needs to get a conviction, and challenges the evidence against you at every turn. He works hard to make sure you get the respect you deserve and strive for the results you desire.
What to do if you have been drinking -- DON'T DRIVE!
If you have had anything to drink and you get pulled over by the police, there are several ways you can help yourself.
Remain calm. Police officers can interpret nervousness in your voice as a sign that you are hiding something or are intoxicated. Whether you have consumed alcohol or not, remaining calm is a good way to ensure that police officers will not question your sobriety.
Always have a clean center console or glove box. Fumbling through these compartments to find your registration or insurance can be easily misinterpreted for intoxication. By keeping a glove box or center console neat and clean, it allows you to swiftly grab your credentials and present them to a police officer. Have your license and registration in hand when the officer approaches your window.
Be polite. Do not argue with the officer. If the office asks you to step out of the vehicle to perform field sobriety tests (FST's), respectfully decline: "I'd prefer not to."
Do not agree to get out of your vehicle unless you are under arrest. If an officer asks you to step from your vehicle, ask if you are under arrest. If the officer says no then reply "I'd prefer not to." If the officer says yes, then get out of your vehicle and submit to the arrest. Do not argue or attempt to explain your response.
Do not consent to a search of the car. Any evidence found in your car could be used to support a DUI/DWI conviction, so do not agree to allow the officer to perform a search. If a search is conducted without your consent do not argue with the officer, do not tell the officer you "know your rights;" you probably don't.
Get a blood test after release. Because alcohol detection devices can be faulty, it’s a good idea to measure your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) after your arrest. At trial, your attorney can use that evidence to raise possible defenses.
Contact a DWI attorney immediately.
Contact Soldati Law Offices today for a consultation.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a qualified defense attorney who has the knowledge and experience to help you win. Call Soldati Law Offices today at 603-427-8044 or contact the office online to set up a consultation. Soldati Law Offices is located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and serves clients throughout the State of New Hampshire.
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